We are getting excited about the upcoming Industry Studies Association Conference in May. With the recently posted conference proceedings, it is guaranteed to be a stimulating and interesting conference.

The Conference will be preceded by a Professional Development Workshop (PDW), for early career industry studies scholars, on May 24, 2016. The PDW is intended to support early-career scholars engaged in industry studies research by providing career-related advice and the opportunity to form a network of junior and senior colleagues.

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New Membership Dues Category: We are also adding the membership dues category of Supporting Member ($100 annually) for those who wish to provide additional support to the association. Our regular membership dues will remain at $65 annually.
Special Series in ILR-Review: In an effort to help our members have more opportunities to publish industry studies related research, we have negotiated a forthcoming special series entitled ‘Industry and Organization Studies’ with the journal Industrial and Labor Relations Review. Authors who submit papers to be published under this special series will receive priority consideration as part of the regular journal review process. This will increase the publishing opportunities for our work and lead to better institutional recognition of interdisciplinary industry studies research in general. In addition, we continue to encourage members to take advantage of the Industry Studies and Public Policy department at the Production and Operations Management journal as a publication outlet.
New Awards: We are pleased to announce that the Ewing Marion Kauffman Foundation has agreed to sponsor two new awards for the upcoming annual conference. The first is for the best paper presented in the Innovation and Entrepreneurship stream and would provide an honorarium and travel expenses to the paper presenter. The second award will recognize an emerging scholar in Innovation and Entrepreneurship. Look for more details soon on the awards section of the ISA website.

The Industry Studies Association (ISA) invites nominations for its annual dissertation award competition for 2015. The goal of the award is to recognize and reward outstanding doctoral research in the area of industry studies. Industry studies research includes research that demonstrates significant personal investment in developing an understanding of the markets, firms and institutions of an industry and frequently involves the integration of direct observation with appropriate theory and analysis. The Industry Studies Association is dedicated to advancing academic research that is grounded in a deep knowledge of a particular industry or industries. The award is accompanied by a $500 honorarium for first prize and a $250 honorarium for second prize. Click here to view previous winners.

Join us for for the 2016 Industry Studies Conference!  The conference will feature two full days of paper sessions incorporating several plenary sessions and will include a professional development workshop for early career scholars. Take a look at the call for papers and consider joining us in Minneapolis!

We cordially invite submissions of individual papers and panels of papers for the 2016 Industry Studies Conference, to be held May 24 - May 26 in Minneapolis, Minnesota.  Industry studies research is grounded in observations of firms and workplaces and in a deep understanding of the markets, institutions, and technologies that shape the competitive environment.  It draws on a wide range of academic disciplines and fields, including economics and other social sciences, management, operations research, engineering, labor markets and employment relations, and other related research and policy areas.

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